Woman found dead in trunk of car in Queens ruled homicide

Police in New York were investigating a body that was found in the trunk of a car that was towed from the Jamaica section of Queens on Wednesday morning as a murder.

A tow truck driver was hooking up a vehicle just before 10 a.m. this morning.  They started driving to the tow yard but the NYPD says that for some reason they stopped on Lefferts Blvd. in South Ozone Park to check the car and popped the trunk.

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The driver found a woman's body in the trunk.  She has been identified as 26-year-old Destini Smothers of Troy, NY. 


Smothers, a mother of two children, had been missing since early November when she traveled to Queens from her home in Troy.

The medical examiner's office has ruled the death a homicide due to a blunt impact injury to the head. Police have made no arrests.